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After doing the SAS on my tacoma I've got about 1/8" of splines showing on my rear shaft. Not too healthy. So I need to either get it lengthened or perhaps I could go with a one piece driveline.

I have an extra cab so this would surely be one very long driveshaft. I have an automatic and don't plan on having a craler anytime in the near future.

So what's the deal on the one piece? Will it get hung up on rocks like I imagine it would? Does it make sense to stick with the carrier bearing and just get it lengthened?
 

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Just get a one piece and lift your driveline for the extra clearance!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

I have not heard of anyone complaining about the clearance loss... but I do not have mine installed yet so can not offer personal experience. I do have one from Southbay Drivelines though.
 

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The only problem with a long one piece is flex That's why you have a two peice. That would be a long shaft. I think you'd be better off getting the rear retubed with some .188". If you did a one piece outa that without a crawler it will be one heavier fawker therefor just leave it a two piece. The front half is pretty safe from rock damage anyway.
 

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i was gonna do that. the guy at the driveline shop said it would vibrate worse that with the broken u joint i had at the time. not sure that it would. but i think when i get a crawler i the way future. did you try to lower the carrier bearing? the dude at toyota said that it is a really easy fix for a lifted toy! <IMG SRC="smilies/ghost.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/idea.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by beasttoyota4x4:
<STRONG>did you try to lower the carrier bearing? the dude at toyota said that it is a really easy fix for a lifted toy! <IMG SRC="smilies/ghost.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/idea.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I did a little bit. I stuck some washers on the bolts that hold the carrier up and it lowered it about 1/2". I don't have any driveline vibs at this point so I'm happy with the current setup except for the splines showing. I guess I'll keep the two piece shaft and just retube it and then re-evaluate the situation when I get the crawler (in the non-forseeable future).
 

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I wouldn't worry about...unless your rear-end drops a couple inches on both tires at the same time...which is highly unlikely...you will do fine
 
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